Chester Fall Festival will still be held this year, with some changes

This year’s Fall Festival in Chester will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 and things will be a little different from last year’s.

One of the highlights of Halloween in Chester is the children’s costume parade. During this time, the Fall Festival Committee just does not feel that it is possible to hold this event safely. But they couldn’t stand not having the little ghosts and goblins show off their costumes. So, they are holding a virtual costume contest.

Parents are encouraged to take a picture of their child(ren), ages 0-10 years, in their costume and post it to the Facebook page Fall Fun in River City or email it to [email protected]. By submitting the photo, parents are agreeing to allow the photo to be shared on social/print media.

The photo must include the child’s first name and their age. The photos must be received by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 to be included in the competition. Winners will be announced Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at City Hall and participants need not be present to win. Winners will be notified via their method of entry (Facebook or email).

Due to current COVID concerns the festival is unable to offer free inflatables and games for the kids. However, they will offer a free drive in, triple feature, at Cole Memorial Park on Saturday, Oct. 17.

For more on the Chester Fall Festival, please see this week’s print edition.